Research

2015 »

The Subversion of Progressive Intent: The Realities of Sex Work Policy: When and How It Is Enforced

Touching Base commissioned the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) to conduct a 2 phase research project investigating how Metropolitan Sydney Councils regulate their local sex industry premises.

Phase 1 covered restrictions in zoning options for commercial Sex Services Premises and Home Occupation (Sex Services) areas. See the important findings in the Phase One Fact-Sheet

Phase 2 investigated complaints and enforcement actions. Here is a link to the Phase Two Fact-Sheet and a link to the Full Report and Appendices covering Phases One & Two


Below is Australian research that examines attitudes, barriers and training needs of service providers to people with disability here in NSW as well as  research examining the sexual behavior, sexual esteem and sexual satisfaction of people with a broad range of physical disability with varying levels of both severity and duration.


 

2003 » Sexual Esteem, Sexual Satisfaction, and Sexual Behavior Among People With Physical Disability (PDF 59kb) – Marita P. McCabe, Ph.D. and George Taleporos, B.A.(Hons.), G.Dip.(Ed. Psych., Archives of Sexual Behavior, Vol. 32, No. 4, August 2003, pp. 359–369. The aim of this study was to examine the sexual behavior, sexual esteem, and sexual satisfaction of people with a broad range of physical disability with varying levels of both severity and duration. This study investigated the association between the severity and duration of physical disability and sexual esteem, sexual depression, sexual satisfaction and the frequency of sexual behavior. A total of 1,196 participants completed the study.

2002 » Touching Base Survey
Touching Base Survey of service providers to people with a disability – exploring the barriers to delivering and accessing sex work services. The Touching Base Committee initiated this ground-breaking research that examines attitudes, barriers and training needs of service providers to people with disability here in NSW.